Stories by the Rev. Rob Hartley

Friday, March 15, 2013

Live life in rhythm with God

My grandson's baptism marked the beginning of a life to be lived in relationship with God.
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Friday, Aug 19, 2011

Dispense confidence to others

In my job as a priest, I often find myself a dispenser of encouragement. I come alongside folks in life’s hard and arid places, and I encourage them to press on.
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Friday, July 1, 2011

Seek healthy community in times of need

We all have times in our life when the wheels seem to be coming off our lives. It is one of the callings of us ordained pastors to come alongside people and walk with them in these times.
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Friday, April 22, 2011

With God in charge, we find freedom

It might not be obvious how submission to God brings freedom, but it helps if we understand what we need to be free from. Scripture suggests that we need freedom from the world, the flesh and the ...
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

God is revealed in natural, supernatural ways

It is not uncommon in this day and time to find people who consider the "natural" all that there is. But is it the whole show, or is there a much larger reality that transcends the natural, what ...
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

In God's eyes, everyone has a place

There is a marvelous Bible story about Jesus passing through the city of Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. For Jesus, it is not that the others are not important, but Zacchaeus is also important.
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

Through what lens do you view world?

Your world view is your "big picture," the way you harmonize all you believe about life and the world you live in. It is your way of understanding reality and responding to it, and is the ...
By the Rev. Rob Hartley

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009

Young people want guidance to face difficulties

Two books about the spiritual life of teens and young adults have been the focus of my reading recently.
By the Rev. Rob Hartley
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